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Jim S

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  • October 21, 2014 at 2:24pm

    @123456beatriz
    @Jim Are you sure the 3dr. Tech Lab is not contaminated ? Who can give you security ?

    Given the errors made at the Dallas hospital I am surprised there are a few more. As far as we know there are none. The virus is not political. It’s hard to get Ebola. That our current bad president in his usual lump of indecision has no effect on the medical status of the virus. As the Dallas hospital has shown 100 medical staff can be around a patient in the end stages,full of the virus and two are infected. No one else has been infected. Obamacare, Isis, Bush, CDC, WHO et al., do not alter the virus…thankfully. I think people from Nigeria do die of heart attacks more than Ebola. I know, keep hoping. We have no Ebola outbreak in the US…and Obama is still a bad president.

  • [1] October 20, 2014 at 9:22pm

    @willkauffman -
    So what your saying is if they do not agree with you or someone else s convictions then they are Un–American?

    I have no idea of what their Americanism is at the moment. They said the requirement is a marriage certificate and payment and you must use their ministers. My point is this is not a church – state issue. This is for profit side business open to the public. If a “church” was being fined for not performing a same sex marriage I would support the church %.

  • October 20, 2014 at 9:02pm

    @Honestybefore truth -
    As to the race issue there is only one race, that of Man. His job as State A.G. is no different than any other attorney, to represent his client whether he agrees with “him” or not. As long as he does so in an ethical manner he is doing what is expected of his position

    So he should ‘”ethically” defend a law he believes is wrong. immoral? That depends on what is…is. I said I would prefer a man or woman who would decline to do something against their opinion. Attorneys can recuse themselves and do all the time.

  • October 20, 2014 at 8:55pm

    @BandonOregon -
    Your wrong… Their is three nurses who have ebola, the one on the cruise. If we don’t close the borders then yes we will have a lot more cases.

    No you’re wrong, there are two nurses with Ebola. A third nurse on the cruise ship was exposed but has no symptom and tested negative for Ebola. I agree with travel restrictions from the W.African nations. The amount of bad information from govt. and the we all going to die crowd does blur the picture.
    More Americans have married Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola is a true statement.
    Cruise ship returns to Texas; passenger negative for Ebola
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/19/us-gets-blood-sample-from-woman-monitored-on-ship/17543409/

  • [4] October 20, 2014 at 6:22pm

    Everyone knows it’s Windy…PSSSST..”Before we examine the claim, it is important to note that Abbott is actually in an interracial marriage. His wife is Hispanic…”
    Hispanic is an ethnic group not a race…does the author advise the Wendy campaign ? I support but his answer is odd…he would defend a bad law? Not decline? mmmm…been a lawyer a bit too long…but he still gets my vote.

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  • October 20, 2014 at 4:24pm

    @ibertynotliberal -Oct. 20, 2014 at 3:52pm
    Jim S! You talk about the facts like you know what they are. There were over 50,000 signatures. The city secretary stopped counting after she validated over 17,000+ signatures. The mayor just decided to have the city attorney throw them all out. She then went on to harass the local pastors in Houston who had an opinion other than hers. The lawyers that issued the subpoena to the churches on behalf of the mayor are working “pro-bono” although they are some of the largest and most powerful in the city. Smell a little dirty? Now the churches have to lawyer up and fight back against this lunacy.

    They sued the city, they allege wrong doing on the city’s part. The city needs to prove the signatures it tossed were invalid. The churches were the source of many of the signatures valid and invalid. I assume a court issued the subpoena based on a legal need the city offered. I would think the churches would gladly produce the requested documents. These are in regards to the gathering of signatures ONLY. Or did the churches knowingly violate the petition process and therefore need to lawyer up? Who sued who first?

  • [15] October 20, 2014 at 3:21pm

    I am not sure about what is more dangerous to Texas, a virus not spreading or lies by Beck. His usual simple minded misunderstanding of easily understood facts. This is a civil subpoena regarding 17,000 ballot signatures to exempt churches from a local ordinance regarding discrimination. The backers of the call for exemptions then sued the city for tossing those 17,000. The city then requested, amended. On Friday, the subpoena was revised, nixing the word “sermon” and narrowing the overall scope to require, “All speeches or presentations related to HERO or the Petition prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession. So the city was trying to confirm that there was no voted fraud. This is common knowledge here in TX., the city,in response to the suit is trying to affirm ALL the signatures were legally gathered. Does that sound anything like Beck’s twisted story ? But the Ebola panic is fading so Beck needs a new DANGER. I have a LOT of problems with law passed in Houston, religious exemptions should have been in the original law..if any law was needed anyway. If the facts don’t fit your narrative. just ignore them.
    For a bit more info than the Blaze is capable of…
    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/houston-officials-attempt-clarify-their-controversial-sermon-subpoena

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  • [-2] October 20, 2014 at 2:50pm

    More Americans have married Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola. Not sure if changing protocols as we learn more in a bad thing, when presented with new information intelligent people change their opinion. Besides the media fed hysteria, there seems to be an almost desire for mass deaths among some and now they are disappointed. A bad president and bumbling hospital and we have 2 infected,both of whom were in direct contact with a Ebola patient in the final stages. Nobody else. Nobody on planes, living with him, other medical staff, ambulance staff etc etc. We may lose 1 or both nurses but the virus is NOT spreading,we have no epidemic,we have no outbreak. Science and medicine live and learn.

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  • [16] October 20, 2014 at 1:32pm

    @Think_Twice2
    Per the article: “the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, which opened in 1989, is a for-profit business, which means that it is not exempt from local non-discrimination regulations.”

    Excellent point. If you go to their web site, http://hitchingpostweddings.com, and go to the FAQ section:
    What do I need to do before I get married?
    Before getting married at the Hitching Post, you will need to acquire an Idaho State Marriage License. We also encourage you to make a reservation.
    Who performs the wedding ceremonies?
    All ceremonies are only done by our Licensed or Ordained Hitching Post ministers.

    They are a nondenominational rental hall who will perform the wedding for a fee. It’s a business. They say all you need is a marriage license and the $$$.

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  • October 19, 2014 at 8:27pm

    Rafael,you are a member of one of the co-branches of the Federal Govt. Laws originate in the House. Why not use your vast leadership skills and all the alliances you have built to have your Republican friends in the Republican House to introduce such legislation ? After passing quickly in the House, perhaps all of your colleagues in the Senate can sort it our. Or go on CNN and pi$$ and moan. I support travel restrictions and have a president and legislative branch that won’t, can’t take action.

    So far, from Dallas to Dulles, one out of every 110 million Americans have contracted Ebola here in the states. Of those, none have died.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/19/disease-history-vs-disease-hysteria.html
    Never let a crisis go to waste Rafael.

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 1:03pm

    Up to 0 and waiting…breathlessly

  • October 18, 2014 at 2:12pm

    SocialismSuxEveryday -Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:20pm
    Your gonna use dietary rules for Jews to stay holy and clean before God as an argument? How about all the illicit sex laws in every city in the US to keep this coupling from happening? You got rock stars and senators being arrested for inappropriate acts in men’s rooms yet you have no problem requiring businesses to be fined and shut down because they openly refuse to accomodate the same on their property in a public way.
    This employee’s rights are being violated by the employer( a civil servant) and you want him to quit or be fired. You liberals want it your way until it bites you on your a$s. Then it is Bush’s fault. Blow it out your nostrils until it fills up your colon. (keep your head up your Bu#t)
    Have a nice day

    Having a great day,thanks. However I am hardly a liberal..try conservative libertarian. Never voted for a Demo in my life and Ronnie Reagan is my favorite president. You like the govt. deciding what sex acts you and the wife enjoy ? Really? Well no of course not, just “THEM”. A straight couple can perform the same “acts” as a gay one. So it’s not the act,but who performs it that offends you?
    Go ahead and be offended, it’s none of my or your business what adults wish to do with each other. You may want the govt. involved in your most personal affairs,
    I’ll pass. You however want govt. in your home and getting a A Ok to do act X. Sure sounds conservative to me. I don’t want Bush or Obama that close to me.

  • [49] October 17, 2014 at 6:23pm

    Do you know the difference between God and Bono ?

    God doesn’t travel the world pretending to be Bono.

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  • [1] October 17, 2014 at 6:19pm

    @SLEAZYHIPPOs ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING
    @ Jim….I understand your point of view, I still think that accepting as a society same sex marriage is a dangerous thing, but we don’t have to agree :-). You have a good day Jim…

    You have a GREAT day! Good chat

  • [-1] October 17, 2014 at 6:05pm

    @SocialismSuxEveryday -
    @Jim S- The point is that marriage is and always shall be a holy union between 1 man and 1 woman. Changing the rules to make a union between 2 men or 2 women or a man and a sheep a woman and a dog, 1 man and 6 women a mother and a son, 2 sisters or any combination above listed is always going to be offensive to normal people

    Well I am within the “normal” range and same sex marriage does not really bother me. The “Holy Union” is a religious ceremony,not the one at city hall.
    I agree it is IF you are asking for God’s blessing. I have no idea why some folks are gay. I also don’t understand drinking Old Milwaukee and eating pork rinds…yet millions do. The Bible mentions pork quite a bit,yet the state allows it..even tax it and fill their coffers with taxing a SIN. Odd

  • [-2] October 17, 2014 at 5:43pm

    @SLEAZYHIPPOs ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING -
    No I caught what you stated Jim.

    I understand your point and it had merit as does mine. I realize the Christ spoke specifically about man/woman and divorce and remarriage and the adultery that is was, absent “immorality”. We don’t know if he ever spoke of homosexual relations. I feel fairly certain he didn’t have rainbow sandals. My sole point is we don’t live in a theocracy. You and I,assuming here, follow most if not all of the Bible that we understand to be true. I don’t want my govt. deciding things based on what IT believes the Bible says. Men and women have been gay for all of recorded history. Some cultures killed them, some embraced some of it and some didn’t lose any sleep over it. I don’t lose any sleep over it. Same sex marriage is legal, yawn. I still like my wife. Two ladies down the street are nice people, better flowers than I can grow. They appear to be a lesbian couple. So what. If they wish to share property ownership, IRA’s, insurance policies..I don’t care. That is what the “marriage” at city hall is. It says these two people,gay or straight, have agreed to share property and a few other legal entanglements. PERIOD. If they can find a denomination to marry them,great. I’ll never set foot in that church,but good for them. For forty years the wife and myself refused to attend the 2nd,3rd weddings of friends AND family when we knew the story. I would not attend a same sex marriage ceremony but wish them well.

  • [1] October 17, 2014 at 3:12pm

    @SLEAZYHIPPOs ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING -
    Homosexual marriage is nothing more than state forced acceptance/normalization of a deviant behavior. It is an attempt to force society, especially the younger generation, to embrace and call what is an abomination good. To defame and mare the institution of marriage is really just a covert assault on traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs

    Perhaps you missed my stating that if my CHURCH performed same sex marriage I would leave. Why is the sin of adultery, sanctioned by the state via multiple marriage certificates, not as much of a bother? Where does the good book approve of adultery ? So we have accepted that abomination, as specifically stated by the Christ, as state approved and worthy. Now we have another. I realize shining light on various hypocrisy can be blinding but so be it. Gays and adulterers and all the rest of those horrible sinners may very well be punished for eternity. Having a piece of paper from city hall will not hurt or help them….or you or me. Rabbis, Ministers, Priests who marry same sex are assault on traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs..not city hall. City hall is for people of ALL faiths and those with none.

  • October 17, 2014 at 2:43pm

    @@Jim S
    First off, just because other cultures deny God, doesn’t mean that God didn’t create marriage. Lots of people deny the Holocaust, doesn’t mean it never happened.

    They may deny the God you or I follow. Muslims,Jews, Shintos deny the Christ. Incest is legal in Israel between adults. Odd standards among some people of faith. The Holocaust doesn’t exist because you and I acknowledge it,it is. Like gravity, deny it all you like but throw yourself to the ground and miss. Unlike yourself, I don’t want my govt. determining some aspects of who a citizen wishes to share assets. City hall has no dept of love,honor, cherish. A marriage license is a contractual agreement regarding items of worth and child custody rights. NOTHING else. The cops don’t come if you cheat on your wife,God handles that. I am not sure where this ill will to gays came about but it’s sick. We know the sex is a sin but so what,we are all sinners. Oddly enough whatever some same sex couple is doing right now has ZERO effect on my life or soul. Now the sperm donor birth fathers who,bless their straight hearts, knock up multiple women or marring and divorce every 5 years are causing FAR more damage to our society. Hopefully they also will be held to answer for their actions. Perhaps you are not old enough but there use to be lots of “sisters” who lived together. The adult males who just never met the right “girl”. So what always was and was known and not given much attention is now public.

  • [11] October 17, 2014 at 12:34pm

    @Blest
    Your analogy is between something that exists (marriage) and something that doesn’t exist (homosexual marriage). One is a real thing, that has real value, the other is a mockery of the real thing, and has no value.

    I’m pretty sure same sex marriage is real. Not sure why you would bury live people as an analogy. I don’t think homicide is required for a same sex marriage to take place. Straight people get married for lots of reasons besides mating to produce children. The civil marriage is a property contract STOP elevating it to the sacrament, blessed union of a religious marriage. The store where you can pay your taxes, file your divorce papers, get your new marriage LICENSE, get your dog LICENSE,driver’s LICENSE is quite different than a house of God. Don’t want same sex marriage? Don’t marry one,worked fine for me. If my church performs same sex marriage I will never set foot in it again.

  • [10] October 17, 2014 at 12:19pm

    @Japster -
    That is the problem, Jim. The degradation and destruction (to twist a presidential phrase) of God’s institution of marriage has been going on unchecked in this country for decades.

    Marriage,in various forms, is enjoyed in all cultures most of whom have no belief in the Christ or any God(s). My marriage was blessed in a church, before God, family and friends. At city hall we filled out some forms. A bad example but…Elizabeth Taylor had 7 husbands, one twice I think. If one of them was Kim Novak would that be more or less sinful than the others ? Further, is it the purpose of govt. to enforce one religion’s marriage standards vs another ? Govt. has it’s age and blood relations as it’s standards. Some of our Mormon friends might wish multi wives and did by law in some states. I don’t care if the state allows same sex asset agreements. My church is a different matter.

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